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Helmet Warnings
WARNING: NO HELMET CAN PREVENT THE SERIOUS HEAD OR NECK INJURIES A PLAYER MIGHT RECEIVE WHILE PARTICIPATING IN FOOTBALL.

Do not use your helmet to butt, ram or spear an opposing player. This is in violation of football rules and such use can result in severe head or neck injuries, paralysis or death to you and possible injury to your opponent. Contact in football may result in CONCUSSION-BRAIN INJURY which no helmet can prevent. Symptoms include: loss of consciousness or memory, dizziness, headache, nausea or confusion. If you have symptoms, immediately stop playing and report them to your coach, trainer and parents. Do not return to a game or practice until all symptoms are gone and you have received medical clearance. Ignoring this warning may lead to another and more serious or fatal brain injury.

Maintenance or correct fitting is essential to the use of all protective equipment. Football helmets must be fitted and properly maintained if they are to serve the player.

1. Helmet must be properly fitted.
2. Do not modify, change or alter helmet in any way.
3. Do not remove labels on helmet.
4. Helmet protection will be reduced seriously by some applied common substances without damage being visible to the user. It is recommended that user employ only factory authorized paints, cleaners, waxes, adhesives, guards and attachments as instructed.



The Northmont Wee Bolts Organization and the Gem City Youth Conference are proud members of the USA Football Heads Up national initiative to help make the sport of football better and safer.

USA Football's Heads Up initiative is a comprehensive collection of resources, programs, applications and promotions to create change and address the complex challenges of player health and safety in youth and high school football.

KEY COMPONENTS

  • Education & Certification
  • Equipment Fitting
  • Concussion Recognition & Awareness
  • Heat & Hydration
  • Heads Up Tackling

CONCUSSION AWARENESS

Education is the first step to help protect players from concussion
Coaches and parents should know what to look for on the field and encourage attention to concussion symptoms. Topics include:

  • What is a concussion?
  • Signs and symptoms of a concussion
  • What to do when a concussion occurs

EQUIPMENT FITTING

It is essential that every player has a properly fitted helmet and shoulder pads. League administrators, coaches and parents should be able to recognize equipment that fits properly and check the fit of equipment throughout the season. Improperly fitted equipment can place an athlete at greater risk for injury.

Heads up Tackling℠

USA Football’s Heads Up TacklingSM is a step-by-step protocol to teach the core principles of the skill and sets a new standard in player safety. The program utilizes five fundamentals through a series of drills to reinforce proper tackling mechanics and teach players how to properly tackle with a focus on reducing helmet contacts.

HEAT & HYDRATION

Heads Up Football strengthens its commitment to player safety by adding a heat and hydration training curriculum – with assistance from the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut.

Targeted education for coaches and parents increases the emphasis on prevention, recognition and basic treatment of athletes. Best practices reinforce heat and hydration related safety at all levels.

  • Defining and recognizing the heat illness
  • Practical strategies for heat illness prevention
  • Guidelines for practice and play in warm environments

For More Information, please visit https://usafootball.com/programs/heads-up-football/youth/

 

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Northmont Wee Bolts Football & Cheerleading Organization

P.O. Box 118 
Englewood, Ohio 45322

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